Derby

Hundreds compete in Derby Kilomathon

More than 1,000 people have taken part in the second annual Kilomathon in Derby.

Runners from across the UK participated in Sunday's 16-mile race - many of them raising money for a variety of causes.

Lee Riley, from Crewe, completed the course while wearing a 40lb rucksack in aid of the Soldier's Charity.

Firefighter Richard Bannister and his wife Lisa ran with heavy equipment on their backs, while several people raised money for Rainbows Hospice.

Dominant performance

Chris Wilson, a Paisley PhD student, produced a dominant performance to claim the men's title.

The 27-year-old runner, who finished second last year, completed the race in 1:30:03 - more than four minutes ahead of his nearest rival.

He said: "It was a really nice course and a fast start, which I liked, followed by a few hills.

"I was running on my own from about the 4km marker."

Belgrave Harriers' Samantha Marlow claimed the women's title in a time of 1:39:27.

Nottingham's Neil McEwan and Wirksworth's Vanessa Piggott took the honours in the Half Kilomathon.

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